2020 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting

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Program Overview:

The 2020 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting will be held virtually on June 11, 2020. The Northeast Chapter is presenting a half-day CLE program including a keynote speaker and two sessions.

2020 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting: Program Schedule and Registration Form

champion SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

2020 Marketing Opportunities

Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting Sponsorship Levels & Benefits  


$900: Platinum Sponsor

2 Complimentary Registrations (approximately $400 value)
Recognition on presentation screen during welcome and breaks
Additional 4 registrations at early bird price​ (regardless of time of registration)

$500: Gold Sponsor

1 Complimentary Registration ($200 value);
Additional 2 registrations at early bird level 
(regardless of time of registration)

 

$400: Silver Sponsor- All marketing benefits below

 
ALL SPONSORS  

* Logo featured in all event marketing circulated to over 5,000 attorneys & energy professionals twice
* Listed in materials circulated to all attendees
* Verbal recognition at the opening by Chapter President during welcome remarks
* Recognition on conference webpage
* Logo recognition on social media
* Signage at the event listing sponsors by level

 

Contact: Michele L. Smith, Senior Manager, Marketing & Member Relations at D: 202-499-5841, E: msmith@eba-net.org

library  PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, june 11

Speaker Bios

1:00 PM: Welcome:

  • Glen Camus, Northeast Chapter President, Energy Bar Association, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Eastern Generation LLC
  • Jane Rueger, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

1:00 - 1:45 PM: Keynote Speaker: 

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The Honorable Jason M. Stanek, Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission

 

 

1:45 - 3:15 PM: Future of Capacity Markets

The landscape of resource selection has changed dramatically over the last decade.  As fuel-neutral markets do not necessarily support the zero-carbon resources in the manner desired by state executives and legislatures, laws have been enacted directing the procurement of certain resources and programs.  These have focused on zero emission credits for nuclear plants, energy efficiency, solar power, and offshore wind.  As states have increased the levels of these procurements to meet either 100% renewable, carbon neutral or targets with dramatic carbon reductions (some as early as 2030), the exclusion of these procurements from ISO/RTO capacity market payments has led some states, including IL, MD, NJ, NY and CT to examine use of ISO/RTO capacity markets or in one case, participation in the RTO.  The discussion focuses on the turning point we find ourselves at in 2020 and will include perspectives re: where states want to go in procuring the resources they desire to meet policy objectives; how markets may still be used to achieve various resource and policy objectives; and activity in the Courts of Appeal that will either endorse or reject recent FERC actions expanding limitations on the participation of state-sponsored resources in capacity markets.  Moderated by former FERC Commissioner Tony Clark, the panel is a must-watch for the latest thinking on resource adequacy.

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Moderator:  The Honorable Tony Clark, Senior Advisor, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP

Panelists:

  • Nancy BagotSenior Vice President, Electric Power Supply Association
  • Jeff DennisManaging Director and General Counsel, Advance Energy Economy
  • The Honorable Katie Scharf Dykes, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

3:15 - 4:45 PM: COVID-19:  Back to Work and Back to Normal?

How did I not lose power over the last couple months?  What labor laws cover the coronavirus?  Is a pandemic a force majeure event?  Get answers to these and other questions that may have risen during the past months.  With a majority of businesses easing employees back into the office in most states, the energy business is getting back to normal.  But what is the new normal?  Employees have concerns about their health and welfare as do their employers, energy companies continue to do what’s necessary to meet the demands of their customers and to keep the lights on, and businesses are challenged by contract issues attributed to the pandemic.  Hear experts discuss the concerns of energy companies and customers, what companies have done to keep their businesses running, coronavirus labor law ramifications, and how business contractual relationships have been affected.  

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Moderator:  Edward G. Melvin II, Partner, Barclay Damon LLP

Panelists:

  • Sam Rozenberg, Engineering Services Security Director, American Public Power Association
  • Chris Mason, Member, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.  
  • Jesse Unkenholz, Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP

4:45 PM: Q&A and Networking

Speaker Bios

cleapproved   CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE):

The following states have been approved or are pending:

  • Approved:
  • Pending: 

If you require CLE in another state not listed here, please contact Lisa Levine at LLEVINE@EBA-NET.ORG prior to June 1, 2020 to request submission. 

info   REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS May 31, 2020. Conference registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by a check, money order, government purchase order/training form or credit card information and may be limited by the capacity of the facilities. Registrations will not be held without payment.

fees   REGISTRATION FEES:

Northeast Annual Meeting
Chapter Registration Rates

Early
Until May 31

Regular
Starting June 1

Member Registration

$149

$199

Student Member Registration

Free

Free

Nonmember Registration

$325

$325

Nonmember Student Registration

$35

$35

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER

1.   Online:  Register Now

2.   Fax your completed REGISTRATION FORM with payment to EBA: (202) 833-5596

3.   Mail your REGISTRATION FORM  and payment to EBA, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036

 

questions  POLICIES 

To learn more, please contact EBA,  (202) 223-5625 or by email at EBA@eba-net.org.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 6/9/2020, less a $50 administrative fee. The cancellation policy also applies to registration forms that are received and accepted after the deadline date. No refunds will be given after 6/9/2020. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable anytime  (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between the member and non-member fees). Please note that regardless of the date the cancellation notice is received, no refunds will be processed until after the program. Confirmations will be sent to registrants via email if an address is provided.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Lisa Levine, Chief Executive Officer, llevine@eba-net.org at the EBA office.

EBA HARDSHIP POLICY

EBA offers eligible student, government, and academic members’ discounts on the rates for most EBA programs which carry CLE credits, including EBA’s Annual and Mid-Year meetings. EBA will, on a case-by-case basis, consider requests from members to attend EBA programs at discounted rates. Discount requests must be made to EBA’s office at least fifteen days prior to the close of regular registration for the program in question. Requests will be considered by EBA if timely and complete. Discount requests must demonstrate substantial financial hardship. Please submit your request to llevine@eba-net.org.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) is committed to the goals of fostering an inclusive and diverse membership and increasing diversity across all levels of the Association.  Attorneys and energy professionals in the energy field are welcome to join our ranks, regardless of race, creed, color, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, family and marital status (including pregnancy), family responsibilities, religion, national origin, age, personal appearance, political affiliation, veterans status, disability, source of income (government, solo, corporate, firm practice), or place of residence or business (geographic diversity) and are encouraged to become active participants in the Association’s activities.

pictures   PHOTOGRAPHS:

By registering for this program, you authorize EBA to use any photographs taken of you during the event. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.

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